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Creighton University Named to Computerworld’s Annual List of Best Places to Work In Information Technology

Creighton University Named to Computerworld’s Annual List of Best Places to Work In Information Technology

Creighton University has been named as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals according to IDG’s Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management.” Creighton was ranked 95th overall and received special recognition as the fourth-best organization for employee retention and seventh-best organization for employee training.Creighton University was the only Jesuit university and only Catholic university among the seven higher education institutions on the list.

The survey was published in the June 18 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.

Since 1994, Computerworld’s annual Best Places to Work in IT feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

“Creighton is proud and appreciative of the achievements of our Division of Information Technology,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Creighton University president. “We are honored that Computerworld has recognized this talented and innovative group of individuals for such a prestigious honor.”

Creighton University has become a national leader in creating a fully connected living and learning environment for students and faculty. The University was recently recognized as one of the top five most wired campuses in the country.

Brian Young, vice president for Information Technology, has begun a campus-wide communications system integration, successfully completed the installation of a multi-million dollar student information system, developed innovative e-learning programs and created a wireless environment nationally ranked as one of the best wireless campuses in the country.

Young and his team also have made national headlines launching the use of blown optical fiber technology in residence halls and other campus buildings to create a cost-efficient, expandable campus network and the establishment of Creighton’s “smart classroom” standard, equipping each classroom with easy-to-use computer stations and a direct line to Creighton technology support.

“This recognition represents what is best about Creighton University, the women and men of IT, the campus, its mission and our focus on people,” said Young.

About Computerworld: Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld’s award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Computerworld leads the industry with a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006) and an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.